Rochester police identify victim, suspect in fatal mini-mart stabbing on Lake Ave.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A convenience store employee was stabbed to death Monday morning on the city’s northwest side, Rochester police officials say.

According to Rochester Police Capt. Frank Umbrino, officers were called the convenience store, located in the 400 block of Lake Avenue, for the report of an altercation around 9:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers found Anthony Lovett, 59, dead from apparent stab wounds.

Police said one person was detained in connection to this investigation. The suspect, 29-year-old Jamie Lynn Prescott, was arrested and charged with Murder in the 2nd Degree. They are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning.

Investigators say Lovett and Prescott were acquaintances, and the stabbing happened after an argument at the scene.

This is Rochester’s 77th homicide of 2021, the deadliest year in city history.

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